Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Abstract sculpture on the Milwaukee lakefront by Alexander Liberman, a famous Vogue art director

Argo
One of my favorite works at the Milwaukee Art Museum, "Argo," by Alexander Liberman -- a fascinating figure who was better known as the long-time art director of Vogue during the heyday of Penn and Avedon and later editorial director of the entire Condes Nast magazine empire. He knew everyone in the arts, was an accomplished painter and photographer, and late in life, took up making these large, elegant abstract steel sculptures. More information in this earlier post.

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